New DVD Releases

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The new DVD releases include Coco Before ChanelGood Hair and Law Abiding Citizen. You can also take a look at additional releases of interest and next week's movies on video/DVD.

February 16, 2010 - New DVD and Video Releases:


'Coco Before Chanel' DVD


Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code, Amélie) stars in this French-language biopic about Coco Chanel (1883-1971), one of the most important figures in 20th-century fashion. Gabrielle Chanel came out of an orphanage and was working as a singer in a provincial city when she got the nickname Coco from a song about a lost dog. She became the mistress of a wealthy playboy, and through him made connections. She began making hats and became the mistress of another rich man, who financed her first shop in Paris. The film ends just as her legendary career is successfully launched.More »


'Good Hair' DVD


African-American women expend lots of time, energy and money to make their hair look good, and in this funny and entertaining documentary, comedian Chris Rock examines some of the surrounding issues. Rock goes to North Carolina and visits Dudley Products, which makes relaxers, chemical mixes that straighten hair. He also goes to a big hair-products convention in Atlanta. For glamorous looks, some black women use weaves or extensions, and Rock travels to India, the source of most of the hair used in this process. In addition, he talks to several African-American celebrities.More »


'Law Abiding Citizen' DVD


Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler star in this revenge thriller. Two thugs break into the home of Clyde Shelton (Butler) and brutally murder his wife and daughter. Assistant DA Nick Rice (Foxx) gets the death penalty for one of the killers, but settles for a plea bargain from the other, allowing him to get off with a light sentence. Shelton bides his time for 10 years, then sets out on a program to kill the surviving murderer, Rice and everyone else in the justice system who was involved in the case. Shelton is jailed, but he manages to continue to carry out his program from behind bars.More »
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